"Stereo " lyrics

 

released 2002
Vagrant records

 

 
Baby Learns to Crawl
 

Baby learns to crawl
Watching daddy's skin
Learns to fall
Get up again
Baby learns to cry
Watching mama's smile
In the mirror
Can you hear her

Baby learns to swear
With your hair
Learns to love
Watching TV
Baby learns to cope with
What she sees
In the mirror
Don't go near her

Baby learns to hide
Down on your knees
Learns to pray when
Somebody sneezes
Baby don't you say you love me
In the mirror

One last crushing blow
The final crashing bore
And it's always time to go
As you're inching to the door
(Let's go)

Baby learns to live
Watching daddy's life
Baby learns to give
Everything away
Baby learns to cry
It's all right
In the mirror
Baby learn to crawl
Watching daddy's skin
Baby learns to crawl
Watching daddy's skin

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Dirt to Mud
 

As long as my veins are
Flowing with blood
Sure as the rain turns
The dirt into mud
Dirt into mud

As long as there's blood
In my veins I will search
Sure as the sun turns
The mud into dirt
I'm gonna hurt

And they say a man in pain
Be well prepared to die
They say a man who hurts
Won't even try

How long does it take
For pain to change from hurt
As long as the sun turns
the mud back to dirt

How long will it take?
For the dirt to change with rain
How long will this hurt
Choose to stay
As long as my veins are
Flowing with blood
Sure as the rain turns
The mud back to dirt

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Only Lie Worth Telling
 

Call me when your arms are empty
That's the only way it can be
Call me when you're full of pretty lies
Call me when your eyes are empty
& Open all night
You lied enough
Open wide enough
To drive a truck straight through

Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you
Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you

Call me when you think you're leaving
Hope you know you're not deceiving me
Again just like you think you should
Call me when your arms are empty
& Open all night
You lied enough
Open wide enough
To drive a truck straight through

Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you
Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you
Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you

If you need someone
To tell anything you've done
Can lie to me
I'm the one content to be your friend
If you need someone
Tell anything you've done
Then lie to me
I'm the one, I still am pretend

Call me when your eyes are empty
And open all night
You lied enough
Open wide enough
To drive a truck straight like a knife

Only lie worth telling
Is I'm in love with you
I'm the only lie worth telling
I'm in love with you
Only lie worth telling
I'm the only lie worth telling
Only lie worth telling
I'm the only lie worth telling

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Got You Down
 

He's got your number
Knows where you're found
But he don't know everything
Still, he's got you down

Like Christopher Columbus
In a world that's flat
He don't know everything
Try telling you that

Or Harry Houdini
He's escaped your grasp
That one is hard to hold
Try telling you that

And he's got your number
Knows where you'll be found
But he don't know everything
Still, he's got you down

He's got you down, baby
He knows you like the back of his hand

Like Rudolph Valentino
The great lover of your life
Been awhile since you seen him, though
I'm sure he's not with his wife

And he's got your number
Knows where you'll be found
But he don't know nothing
Still, he's got you down
And he's got your number
And he's got you down
He don't know nothing girl
He's got you down

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No Place For You
 

Nobody claims to
See it coming
Nobody blames you
Can't help thinking
A marriage license
A job was waiting
By your mid-30's
You feel unholy

No place for you
To be a girl
No place for you
They closed your world
No place for you
To live and grow
No place for you
That I know

Approaching mirrors
Waiting tables
Fix your lipstick
Don't disappoint those
Who have nothing to do this evening
No day is safe from thoughts of you leaving

No place for you
To be a girl
No place for you
They closed your world
No place for you
To live and grow
No place for you of
That I know

Just add water
Someone's done for
I'm getting nervous, there goes one more
Just add water
Someone's done for
I'm getting nervous, there goes one more

No day is safe from thoughts of you leaving
Marriage license
Can't help thinking
It's all for nothing
You're so unholy
Up in the stars now
She's getting lonely

No place for you
To be a girl
No place for you
They closed your world
No place for you
To be a girl
No place for you
They closed your world
To live and grow
No place for you of
That I know

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Boring Enormous
 

Our coffee laughs at us every morning
We always laugh at the choices we've made
And ask ourselves
How did it get so early
We're boring enormous
Will they inform us
That up close we still look afraid
Boring enormous, it isn't for us to say

No longer in a hurry to get anywhere
Still don't care for your destination
No longer lead, you just let things happen
Boring enormous
Will you inform us?
Just when and where you might run
Boring enormous, it ain't for every one

Here with my headache and cigars
My love for you is finally scarred
Moving vans and swollen hands
Leave their mark
I pledge allegiance to the sky
Above the only place I lie anymore

Faucet's been dripping for a year and half
Both of us tripping outside to play
One thing I love I can no longer stand
Boring enormous
Please just ignore us
Cause up close we're still far away
Boring enormous
Please just ignore us
Cause up close we look far away
Boring enormous
It isn't for us to say

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Nothing to No One
 

There's a world in between
Being everything
To everyone
And being nothing
To no one

There's a world in between
Giving life to a dream
Giving hope
Giving love
Giving some
And giving nothing
To no one

A world of extreme reflection
Hear his scream for affection

There's a world in between
Being everything to everyone
And being nothing
To no one
I am a button to sew on

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We May Be the Ones
 

I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know
I wanna know

Was the garage your playground?
Your pool a hose
Did you piss in the alley?
& Get your toes caught
In the spokes of a bike with a banana seat
Did you carry a knife that was rusted shut tight?
You got drunk after church at 13

We may well be the ones
To set this world on its ear
We may well be the ones
If not, then why are we here

I wanna know, I wanna know
The sweet smell of candles burnt low by young women
Alone on their own for the very first time
Under posters of rock stars that you vaguely resemble
In front of a cat a responding "Perhaps"
Means that you'll be the next one in line

We may well be the ones
To set this world on its ear
We may well be the ones
If not then why are we here
Why the hell then are we here

I wanna know, I wanna know
You may well be the next one
Someone sell me a handgun
Goodbye Ma, I'm done for
It's the law tell me what for

I wanna know, I wanna know
Smoke cigarette butts
From your brother's green helmet
He wore in that war once
Where everyone lost
And they taught him to pour coffee and napalm
And traded his storm for an intense calm
That just won't let him be

We may well be the ones
To set this world on its ear
We may well get it done
Why the hell else are we here?
We may well be the ones
To set this world on its ear
We may well be the ones
If not then why are we here
If not then why are we here
We may well be the ones

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Don't Want Never
 

I don't want your blessing
I don't want your taste
I made a confession
No longer know my place

I don't want your respect
I don't want your womb
I don't want your heroin
Buy it all alone (?)

Of all the things
Of all the things
Of all the things that you supply
If you can't get me now
I don't want never

I have your blessing
To dislike your face
And I make my confession
I hear your voice, I hit erase

Of all the things that she brings
Of all the things that you supply
If you can't get me now
I don't want never
If you can't get me now
I don't want never

Cause I got what I have (?)
?
If you can't get me now
I don't want never
If you can't get me now
I don't want never
If you can't get me now
I don't want

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Mr. Rabbit
 

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit
Your coat is mighty grey
Yes, bless God it's made that way

Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine
Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit
Your ears are mighty long
Yes by God they're put on wrong

Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit
Your ears are mighty thin
Yes bless God, they're splittin’ the wind

Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine

Mr. Rabbit, Mr. Rabbit
Your eyes are mighty red
Yes bless God I'm almost dead

Every little soul must shine
Every little soul must shine

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Let the Bad Times Roll
 

The good times hide
And so do I
Out of my control
I dig a hole

I'm gonna let the bad times roll
I'm gonna let the bad times roll

If that's all the time
That you got
Then I'd rather not
Waste my life on hold

I'm gonna let the bad times roll
I'm gonna let the bad times roll

Just add water
I'm disappointed
Just like my father
I miss the point
I need someone
Not infection
Just add water
I'm disappointed

The good times hide
So will I
Watch the world roll by
From my hole

I'm gonna let the bad times roll
I'm gonna let the bad times roll

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Call That Gone?
 

Tell me
What's taking so long
You call that gone
What's taking so awful long
You call that gone
You call that gone

You call me anything you can think of
Discussion over, love
Calling it quits again
You're just stalling

What's taking so long
You call that gone
What's taking so awful long
You call that gone

You're taking me to task again
You say you're leaving
Calling it quits again, baby
You're just stalling

What's taking so goddamn long
You call that gone

I think it's fine
That you made up your mind
But you're leaving?
You're taking your sweet time

Tell me
What's taking so long
You call that gone
What's taking so awful long
You call that gone

You call me everything you can think of
Discussion over, love
You're calling it quits again
You're just stalling

What's taking so long
You call that gone

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Postcards From Paradise
 

written by Flesh for Lulu (Barker, Mills, Marsh, Mitchell)


The end…
Got a postcard from paradise
Delivered by mortal hands
"X" marks the spot where you lay
And the sun burned down on the sand
I sat and watch you sleeping
I can feel you breathing
I wonder if you're dreaming
If you're dreaming
What are you dreaming of

I fell under your spell
And I lay where I fell
Wind down your window
I think I'm going to kiss you
I don't know what else to do
You send me postcards from paradise
Say "I want you"
Send me postcards from paradise
Yeah you

Our car broke down in the rain,
Can't get started again without you
I want you
I want you to stay

Got a postcard from paradise
Delivered by mortal hands
"X" marks the spot where you lay
And the sun burned down on the sand

There goes love again
Seven day wondering
Out on the ledge again
Ready to jump again
Here comes temptation
Dragging it out again
I'm riding a bullet train
To your supersonic station

I fell under your spell
And I lay where I fell
Wind down your window
I think I'm going to kiss you
I don't know what else to do
You send me postcards from paradise
Say "I want you"
Send me postcards from paradise
Yeah you

Our car broke down in the rain,
Can't get it started again without you
I want you
I want you to stay

Postcards from paradise
I want you
Postcards from paradise
Yeah I want you to send me
Postcards from paradise

 

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